Maida Vale Library had a very busy final week in its temporary home in the basement. We’re very glad to say that we have re-opened today, 12 August in our ‘rightful’ home on the ground floor, and the Summer Reading Challenge, including lots of Creepy events, continues…
Here’s what we got up to in the Creepy Basement:
The Wallace Collection came and told some spooky stories followed by a craft event based around making your own museum. The children and their parents folded card and stuck on mirrors and other decorations and pictures of some of the exhibits from the collection such as the Laughing Cavalier. The children’s library seemed very crowded (and very hot) with at least 20 children beavering away.
The final basement Friday was a busy day that started with our Under Five event based around the book “What’s in the Witches Kitchen?” with the children making their very own lift the flap picture of a haunted biscuit tin!
In the afternoon we had a Bat Racers session. Again the library was very crowded as the children listened to some bat stories to get them in the mood. After this they made and decorated their own bats which we then threaded onto cotton and raced against each other. All in all a bat-tastic time was had by everyone!